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Waived indictment allegedly offered to ex-assembly member in vote-buying scandal

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A prosecutor allegedly encouraged a former assembly member to make a confession by telling him his indictment would be waived in a bid to build a case against a former justice minister

Wait a prosecutor create false confession to build a winning case against justice minister?

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Why is this not surprising? But what is surprising is that there were recordings of the alleged incident.

How many other times have prosecutors done the same thing and not been caught?

It's no wonder why they hate having their sessions recorded!

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Wait a prosecutor create false confession to build a winning case against justice minister?

Why are you surprised? SOP here.

Why is this not surprising?

Because prosecutors do this

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I think prosecutors have to record interviews but police aren’t required to do so.

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Wait a prosecutor create false confession to build a winning case against justice minister?

It's not a false confession. Kawai gave Kido money to buy his vote.

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The wheels of justice spin awkwardly and backwards in Japan

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Snitch.

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Kawai, who held the ministerial post under then-Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, became the first former Japanese Cabinet member in over 10 years to have a prison term finalized.

One wonders if the same sentence would have been handed out if Abe remained as Prime Minister, everyone else managed to stay out of prison while Abe was in power.

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